Assaf Yacobovitz served as an officer in the Israeli Air
Force, and took part in Operation Cast Lead (the first Gaza War). He is a
psychologist and lives in Tel Aviv.
Suliman al-Khatib was raised in the village of Hizme in
northeast Jerusalem. At the age of 14, a year after he joined “Fatah”, he was
arrested for attacking two Israelis and served 10 years in Israeli prison.
Suliman is a
Co-Founder and current Director of Combatants for Peace.
Jamel Qassas was born in the Deheisha refugee camp
outside of Bethlehem. He went to jail 13 times for his participation in the 1st
Intifada, during which his brother was killed. He works in construction and
continues to live in Deheisha with his wife and children.
Disturbing the Peace is about people born
into conflict, sworn to be enemies, who challenged their fate. The film
follows former enemy combatants - Israeli soldiers from elite units and
Palestinian fighters, many of whom served years in prison - who have joined
together to challenge the status quo and say “enough." The film reveals
their transformational journeys from soldiers committed to armed battle to
nonviolent peace activists.
Special thanks to Marjorie Layden for sponsoring the
Disturbing the Peace opens at the Laemmle Music
Hall November 18 - 24
Free parking. Please be considerate of our residential neighbors and
make every effort to avoid driving through single-family residential